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Homework 6 October 21, 2009 Stephanie Leath Discussion The results of the experiment indicate that there is a significant difference in how people interpret similar and different letter patterns. The mean reaction time for the similar condition in the experiment was 728.7msec compared to 599.2msec for the different condition. It took participants longer to decide whether the letters were similar when they contained similar features. This is further supported by the averages of the error rates of both conditions. Participants encountering similar letters had an average error rate of 0.57 and when encountering different letters, the average error rate was 0.07. This correlates well with the expected results of this experiment, that participants had a hard time distinguishing features that were similar which caused the reaction time to increase and the error rate to increase. These results showed that there is a more complex process that ensues when distinguishing between two objects that have similar
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